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Karissa Tom


Karissa Tom is a senior at Lewis & Clark College graduating with a degree in Sociology & Anthropology. A lifelong learner, she strives to bring her passions for youth empowerment, educational equity, and intersectional-interracial-intergenerational advocacy into everything she does. Karissa has been involved in many activist organizations and movements for greater institutional diversity on campus and is a regular contributor to LC’s annual symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies. As the Student Life Intern for the Department of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement, she facilitates workshops on allyship and organizes community events for students of color. She also co-founded the Social Justice Tour, which highlights the College’s history of student activism and civil disobedience. Karissa plans on pursuing a Master’s in Student Affairs, with the goal of directing a college multicultural center where she will work with, and learn from, new generations of social justice leaders.


Updated May 2016